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breakfast of champions

An ironic praise for food or drink that is generally considered unhealthy, especially when one consumes it for breakfast or early in the day. Taken from the advertising slogan for Wheaties brand cereal, known for featuring prominent athletes on its packaging. Ah, beer. The breakfast of champions! Don't knock it, man. Cold pizza is the breakfast of champions.
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breakfast of champions

n. a first alcoholic drink of the day, taken in the morning, instead of breakfast. (Collegiate.) He calls it the breakfast of champions. I call it a bad sign of something out of hand.
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Section B youngstock champion: Mr & Mrs Les Partridge's Rosedale Fairy Gold; Res: Laura Evans's Saraton Seashell
Champion explains that discussing what happens to the characters allows students to explore subjects in a nonthreatening way before they begin to relate them to events in their own lives.
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Arkansas lost its only champion, a 124-point Ozark chinkapin in Clark County, to wind, and Kansas lost its sole champ, an eastern redbud in Topeka, due to mismeasurement.
Blue faced Leicester: champion, Dewi Jones,Llansannan,Denbigh; reserve,MC Roberts,Gaerwen,Anglesey; Welsh Mountain (pedigree section):champion, PV Taylor, Pwllheli; reserve,Mr and Mrs D R Rowlands,Gaerwen; Llanbedr,Gwynedd; reserve,E Owen and Son,Talycafn, Conwy; Lloen: champion and reserve,A W Davies,Morfa Nefyn; Badger Face Welsh: champion and reserve,JA Langford,Tattenhall,Chester; Cheviot: champion and reserve,A and J Jones,Llanfairfechan; Kerry Hill: champion and reserve,R Powell,Welshpool; Black Welsh Mountain: champion and reserve,Kimberley and Dawson,Blaeunau Ffestiniog.
Because grand champions and their progeny command a high price, "there's a lot of money at stake," notes David Kendall, executive secretary of the Brown Swiss Association in Beloit, Wis.
Although we challenge an unqualified view of the champion's power, we find the role remains as critical today as when first identified.
Champion Tree Project and National Tree Trust provide samples of all the collected material to universities and research facilities for study.
Laura is a former Highland dance national champion and world runner-up.
Gaye Webb, a hardware store owner, has lived along the river his whole life, and in 1981 organized the "Dead Pigeon River Council" to pressure Champion. "Pollution kills very slowly," he says, "and it killed Hartford just as if there had been a bombing raid."
Adrienne Poore exhibited the Market Meat Goat Grand Champion, with Laney Rister showing the Reserve Champion in the Market Meat Goat category.
Highland Cattle Special - Burns Family; Champion - William Lawson; Reserve - Burns Family.
In the show rings, the coveted champion of champions prize was awarded to the leader from the sheep section.
Both individual men's winners from 2017 will clash in the senior men's race in Aarhus as two-time champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya takes on Uganda's world U20 cross-country champion Jacob Kiplimo.